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Breaker
12-14-2009, 10:25 AM
It's been a long year and decade ladies and gents - and we all know that every legitimate institution must have some form of appreciation for those who are involved in it. Those who have gone through struggle, tears, success, and trolls to achieve what they have. At TTW we are united through one simple common characteristic, a love for tennis. That degree of love varies from minimal in some cases to passionate in others (or as we like to refer to them as...3.0 club players). What keeps people coming back is the people here, many great, cool, genuine people are all over this site and express their opinions and even meet each other in real life! Many friends have been made through this site and it is great to see, look at the TW chapters threads and you'll find just about everyone is welcoming and most are lovely to chat with. Hell look at Canadian Chic's thread, almost 14,000 posts of people just conversing with each other and caring about their lives!
The people are great and those who set up the site did a great job making sure it is friendly and accessible for those of all ages. Sure there have been many disagreements and even fights but that's to be expected on the internet and in person as well.

So that is why the TTW awards are here, to give appreciation to the members of this site who have given time to make it a great experience for all involved. Of course there are rules involved..

RULES

1. No awards or nominations intended to insult other people, one awards thread was pulled for that years back. So basically use common sense.

2. Each vote will be kept track of and updated on this first post in the thread, voting ends on the first day of the pro tennis season in January. You can nominate more than one person for the same award and also can nominate the same person for multiple awards. It would be nice if you didn't vote for yourself though haha.

3. Err I think that's it really :)

Just copy the template and add your votes there, you may suggest new awards as well.

THE CATEGORIES

Template:
GOAT:
Most Helpful:
Most Informative:
Most Logical
Most Civil
Best User Name:
Best Avatar (post pic or describe):
Best Signature (post evidence):
Funniest:
Best Thread (link):
Most wanted to return
Best String Reviewer
Best Racquet Reviewer
Most Photogenic
Best New Poster

]GOAT Previous Winner - MARIUS HANCU
Nominees
Drakulie (3)
Phil (1)
gj011 (2)
Deuce (1)
malakas (1)


Most Helpful (referring to subjects other than pros) Previous Winner - Breakpoint
Nominees
SteveI (1)
Bud (1)
YuLitle (2)
Fee (1)
SystemicAnomalie (1)
Moose Malloy (1)

Most informative (referring to pros) - Previous Winners - Jura and FiveO
Nominees
Moose Malloy (1)
Namranger (1)
Ano (1)
FiveO (1)
Bungalo Bill (1)

Most Logical Previous Winner - Phil
Nominees
Phil (2)
Gorecki (1)
Drakulie (1)

Most Civil Previous Winner - Andres Guazzelli
Nominees
chess9 (1)
batz (1)
35ft6 (1)
Sentinel (1)
zagor (1)
Andres Guazzelli (1)

Best User Name Previous Winner - you cannot be serious!
Nominees
RealityPolice (1)
Serendipitous (1)

Best Avatar - Previous Winners - Mislav and BiGGieStuFF
Nominees
Carsomyr (1)
Nuke (1)
meowmix (1)

Best Signature Previous Winner - Duzza
Nominees
Lakoste
ShooterMcMarco

Funniest - Previous Winner - slicebhcompliment
Nominees
Fedace (2)
Serendipitous (1)
heycal (1)
Phil (1)

Best Thread (please provide link) Previous Winner - Guys Only by oscar
Nominees
Fed/Nadal post match talk by comegetsome (deleted - 1)

Cincinnati the Real Slam by surehs (2)

Don't Like Nadal? Reason pls... by

CanadianChic's Corner by CanadianChic

MMA thread by samprasvsfederer123

Member most wanted to return Previous Winner - mislav
Nominees
Sobad (2)
NickB (4)
Deuce (1)
Rickson (1)
Phil (1)

Best String Reviewer
Nominees

Best Racquet Reviewer
Nominees[/QUOTE]
drakulie (2)
BounceHitBounceHit (2)
Geoff (2)

Most Photogenic
Nominees
Andres Guazzelli (1)
Peter (1)

2009 Best New Poster
Nominees
xFullCourtTennisx (1)

sureshs
12-14-2009, 10:27 AM
Best exponent of modern tennis: Oscar Wegner

malakas
12-14-2009, 10:32 AM
GOAT:gj011
Most Helpful:
Most Informative:Moose Malloy
Most Logical:
Most Civil: Sentinel
Best User Name:
Best Avatar (post pic or describe):Carsomyr
Best Signature (post evidence):
Funniest: Fedace-every post is a laugh!
Best Thread (link): Fed/nadal post match interview talk
Most wanted to return:I would say oscar but since he made a recent comeback (yayyyy!!) I would go with my dearest friend SoBad :cry:

I will edit my post with rest of votes later.

Breaker can we propose for other awards too?

Breaker
12-14-2009, 10:33 AM
GOAT:

Breaker can we propose for other awards too?

Yeah these are just the older ones that worked, you can suggest new awards as long as they're not too offensive.

SFrazeur
12-14-2009, 10:37 AM
Best string and racquet reviewer awards would be nice categories.

-SF

sureshs
12-14-2009, 10:40 AM
Best dreamer of the year: Malakas, married to Stepanek

drakulie
12-14-2009, 10:46 AM
Member most wanted to return Previous Winner - mislav
Nominees

I nominate, NoBadMojo. heheh. J/K

I nominate, NickB.

SFrazeur
12-14-2009, 10:52 AM
I nominate, NoBadMojo. heheh. J/K

I nominate, NickB.

I 2nd that.

sureshs
12-14-2009, 12:17 PM
I nominate, NoBadMojo. heheh. J/K

I nominate, NickB.

I third that

sureshs
12-14-2009, 12:18 PM
Most helpful: Oscar Wegner

malakas
12-14-2009, 12:20 PM
I don't know who to nominate for most logical.:confused:Noone seems to be logical here.

malakas
12-14-2009, 12:21 PM
I nominate "has anyone here dated a tennis pro" for most bright posts :rolleyes:-and no I'm not nominating myself.

sureshs
12-14-2009, 12:23 PM
Most logical: sureshs

malakas
12-14-2009, 12:28 PM
oh yes oh yes.
Best FAIL thread of the year:Cincinnati the real Slam.

Anaconda
12-14-2009, 12:29 PM
Funny: Serendipitous.

Most Knowledgeable: Probably Namranger.

Serendipitous
12-14-2009, 01:15 PM
GOAT: Deuce
Most Helpful: gj011
Most Informative: gj011
Most Logical gj011
Most Civil gj011
Best User Name: gj011
Best Avatar (post pic or describe): gj011
Best Signature (post evidence): gj011
Funniest: gj011
Best Thread (link): Don't like Nadal? Reason pls...
Racquet Ambassador:
Most wanted to return Drakulie
Best String Reviewer
Best Racquet Reviewer

Hot Sauce
12-14-2009, 01:18 PM
Best Poster With Sauce In His Name: ???

r2473
12-14-2009, 01:30 PM
Best Poster With Sauce In His Name: ???

Fedface.


Most Logical: r2473

ilovecarlos
12-14-2009, 03:20 PM
Agree with my friend Malakas...I also miss SoBad

soyizgood
12-14-2009, 03:43 PM
How about best Rants & Raves thread (i.e. Homeownership is overrated!)?
Best flame war (i.e. Sampras' Peers >>>> Federer's Peers)?

meowmix
12-14-2009, 04:16 PM
Don't know a lot of these, but here's my nominations:

Most helpful: SteveI, Bud and YuLittle
Most wanted to return: NickB

CanadianChic
12-14-2009, 08:12 PM
GOAT: Drakulie
Most Helpful: Fee
Most Informative: Ano
Most Logical Other than myself, Phil of course
Most Civil Chess9
Best User Name: RealityPolice
Best Avatar (post pic or describe): No idea
Best Signature (post evidence): Lakoste
Funniest: Unfortunately Heycal
Best Thread (link): The Bistro of course!!
Racquet Ambassador: No idea
Most wanted to return Deuce
Best String Reviewer No idea
Best Racquet Reviewer No idea

I nominate as poster I never want to see leave this forum as Dedan.

Blinkism
12-14-2009, 08:23 PM
Most Logical: Gorecki

Most Civil: batz

Hot Sauce
12-14-2009, 08:50 PM
GOAT:Phil
Most Helpful:SystemicAnomalie
Most Informative:Ano
Most Logical:Drakulie
Most Civil:35ft6
Best User Name:
Best Avatar (post pic or describe):Nuke, http://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/image.php?u=4707&dateline=1199061427
Best Signature (post evidence):
Funniest:Phil
Best Thread (link):http://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/showthread.php?t=257945
Racquet Ambassador:
Most wanted to return:Rickson
Best String Reviewer
Best Racquet Reviewer

Breaker
12-15-2009, 12:10 AM
Nominees added with number of votes in parenthesis.

GOAT Previous Winner - MARIUS HANCU
Nominees
Drakulie (1)
Phil (1)
gj011 (1)
Deuce (1)


Most Helpful (referring to subjects other than pros) Previous Winner - Breakpoint
Nominees
SteveI (1)
Bud (1)
YuLittle (1)
Fee (1)
SystemicAnomalie (1)

Most informative (referring to pros) - Previous Winners - Jura and FiveO
Nominees
Moose Malloy (1)
Namranger (1)
Ano (1)

Most Logical Previous Winner - Phil
Nominees
Phil (1)
Gorecki (1)
Drakulie (1)

Most Civil Previous Winner - Andres Guazzelli
Nominees
chess9 (1)
batz (1)
35ft6 (1)

Best User Name Previous Winner - you cannot be serious!
Nominees
RealityPolice (1)

Best Avatar - Previous Winners - Mislav and BiGGieStuFF
Nominees
Carsomyr (1)
Nuke (1)

Best Signature Previous Winner - Duzza
Nominees
Lakoste

Funniest - Previous Winner - slicebhcompliment
Nominees
Fedace (1)
Serendipitous (1)
heycal (1)
Phil (1)

Best Thread (please provide link) Previous Winner - Guys Only by oscar
Nominees
Fed/Nadal post match talk by comegetsome (deleted - 1)

Cincinnati the Real Slam by surehs

Don't Like Nadal? Reason pls... by

CanadianChic's Corner by CanadianChic

MMA thread by samprasvsfederer123

Racquet Ambassador - Previous Winner - jonalau
Nominees

Member most wanted to return Previous Winner - mislav
Nominees
Sobad (2)
NickB (4)
Deuce (1)
Rickson (1)

Feņa14
12-15-2009, 12:21 AM
Breaker! Where's the best at Fifa category? ;)

Breaker
12-15-2009, 12:23 AM
Breaker! Where's the best at Fifa category? ;)

I can't make an award just for myself that would be cheating :).

Feņa14
12-15-2009, 12:26 AM
I can't make an award just for myself that would be cheating :).

Haha, well yeah, we've not played much on this years game.

The 3-0 thrashing of Man City by Roma does spring to mind though :razz:

Breaker
12-15-2009, 12:46 AM
Haha, well yeah, we've not played much on this years game.

The 3-0 thrashing of Man City by Roma does spring to mind though :razz:


Next time I see you on this clash will happen, and it will certainly not be ending in your favour. If somehow it does it's just the bent refs, they don't seem to like me in this game.

I predict a 5-1 for City (lol or me losing for the 20332930239th time against you but I can dream!)

Feņa14
12-15-2009, 12:53 AM
Next time I see you on this clash will happen, and it will certainly not be ending in your favour. If somehow it does it's just the bent refs, they don't seem to like me in this game.

I predict a 5-1 for City (lol or me losing for the 20332930239th time against you but I can dream!)

Yeah well, I think I deserve a bit of luck from the bent refs! What with Man City getting 2 very generous decisions a few weeks back against Chelsea, i'm more than owed them! :)

Breaker
12-15-2009, 01:01 AM
The refs called off two clear penalties in the last game I played, I guess chopping players down from behind as the last defender isn't a foul these days.

As for Chelsea those decisions were obviously 110% correct well done refs they were legends in that game except for that false corner call that led to Chelsea's lucky goal.

However on Saturday with the offside goal and calling Bellamy of all people for a dive making us play with 10 men I think we all know whose side the refs are really on.

And it certainly isn't City's! Clattenburg is a (insert word of choice here) and needs to be fired or forced to go ref some Newcastle games so they don't get promoted.

Andres
12-15-2009, 04:55 AM
GOAT: Gj011. Drakulie gets a mention.
Most Helpful: Moose Malloy
Most Informative: Five0
Most Logical: Again, Phil.
Most Civil: Sentinel and Zagor. Can I have a mention here? :)
Best User Name: Serendipitous.
Best Avatar: meowmix.
Best Signature: There is one quoting the great Aykhan. I'll edit this message later when I find it :)
Funniest: Fedace, and not in a good way.
Best Thread (link): Cincinnatti, the Real Slam.
Most wanted to return: Phil. Where are you, mate? And where's me beer?

malakas
12-15-2009, 05:01 AM
Most photogenic:Andres,peter

Topaz
12-15-2009, 05:20 AM
I'm having difficulty wrapping my head around the idea of 'most logical' as Drakulie!!!

Bestest grammarian = Xenakis

SFrazeur
12-15-2009, 05:35 AM
Another category to suggest is "Best New Poster" for 2009.

Best New Poster
xFullCourtTenniSx (http://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/member.php?u=63843)

malakas
12-15-2009, 05:38 AM
Best Female Poster: ...hmm Cindy,Fee,Topaz and mandy.(CC is the odds and rants queen)
Best Fan:Breaker.Any Almagro fan that hasn't gone completely insane yet,wins this award with no contest.
Best TW couple: Dedans+ilovecarlos.

drakulie
12-15-2009, 06:18 AM
Most helpful: Oscar Wegner


hilarious. http://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/member.php?u=55438

You have me peeing in my pants. LOL

sureshs
12-15-2009, 07:14 AM
Most useful TW invention:

Dual-sided topspin ironing board (drakulie)

Anaconda
12-15-2009, 08:08 AM
Best Female Poster: ...hmm Cindy,Fee,Topaz and mandy.(CC is the odds and rants queen)
Best Fan:Breaker.Any Almagro fan that hasn't gone completely insane yet,wins this award with no contest.
Best TW couple: Dedans+ilovecarlos.

Are you serious!!!!! There are actually couples on this forum!!!!! NO WAY......


I'm leaving. It's been fun :(

Frodo Baggins
12-15-2009, 08:20 AM
I Vote As Follows>The Stupidest Thread>This thread!!! The STUPIDEST TW POSTER>EVERYONE HERE AT TW!!!! The Most Best Poster> ME... The Most Logic ME,The Most Pretty Me, :D

Dedans Penthouse
12-15-2009, 09:57 AM
I Vote As Follows>The Stupidest Thread>This thread!!! The STUPIDEST TW POSTER>EVERYONE HERE AT TW!!!! The Most Best Poster> ME... The Most Logic ME,The Most Pretty Me, :DBesides ILC being the prettiest, I would agree with every one of your "ME = best/most" assertions Frodette, but why stop there:

-Most Wired/No Batteries Required: the human 12-volt: Frodo Baggins

-Best Punctuation: a no-brainer: Frodo Baggins

-Best ATP ("All The Pros") Groupie:
the one who's seen more 'tennis-twinkies' than the towel man at Flushing Meadows and
engaged in more atp-cyber-threesomes: Frodo Baggins

-Best Prescriptions/Medicine Cabinet: !!<>>FRODO>BAGGINS!!>><!!!>>




"Frodo, don't ever take sides against 'the family' again.."

Frodo Baggins
12-15-2009, 10:03 AM
lol Don't Make Laugh Micheal..:lol: An Dedan.. You'll Be Eatin Those Quotes An words Soon!!! ;)

Dedans Penthouse
12-15-2009, 10:13 AM
lol Don't Make Laugh Micheal..:lol: An Dedan.. You'll Be Eatin Those Quotes An words Soon!!! ;)
Nooope, the only quote I'm eatin' is "ILC's the prettiest" (smile/wink)

Fedace
12-15-2009, 10:28 AM
I nominate Drak as the GOAT of all time. with Malakas as close 2nd. and Drak as the best racket review person. Best Avatar as Fedace since you can't beat Stanford's alex clayton.
and i have to stop there, i like to nominate about dozen others here since they deserve it but i dont' want to offend anyone by forgetting them.
Ano is just great for string reviews and asians in general....

Fedace
12-15-2009, 10:30 AM
Oh yea,, Froddo as hottest girl.. just cause she is from canada...... it gets really cold up there and we know how we get in cold weather.....

Topaz
12-15-2009, 10:55 AM
Best racquet reviews goes to BHBH, Geoff, Drak.

BounceHitBounceHit
12-15-2009, 03:36 PM
Best racquet reviews goes to BHBH, Geoff, Drak.

Gracias! :) We do our (collective) best. BHBH

Geoff
12-15-2009, 07:49 PM
Best racquet reviews goes to BHBH, Geoff, Drak.

I am flattered to be in such company!

diredesire
12-15-2009, 08:21 PM
Might I suggest: "Most Mediocre Moderator"?

maddogz32
12-15-2009, 08:26 PM
why am i not up there for best avatar and best thread for my miley cyrus thread

maverick66
12-15-2009, 08:34 PM
because surprise were not all ten yo.

Ano
12-15-2009, 09:10 PM
Ano is just great for string reviews and asians in general....

:confused: I have never posted about strings. Did you confuse me with other poster?

Btw, Most Informative : Bungalo Bill.

Andres
12-16-2009, 05:00 AM
:confused: I have never posted about strings. Did you confuse me with other poster?

Btw, Most Informative : Bungalo Bill.
Don't worry. He's just being Fedace.

drakulie
12-16-2009, 06:13 AM
Ano is just great for string reviews and asians in general....

LOL. This is why we all love you , and some despsie you. Whatever the case, your posts are bone-chilling. :)

BTW, thanks for the nomination. :)

Best racquet reviews goes to BHBH, Geoff, Drak.

As Geoff, stated, glad to be named along side those two.

My vote for best racquet review would definitely have to go to both Geoff and BHBH, for their "Mega Review Thread" http://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/showthread.php?t=249175

Some excellent stuff in there. :)

Might I suggest: "Most Mediocre Moderator"?

You'd win in a land-slide. :) J/k , DD. Best moderator would definitely be given to you without question. Thanks for all the work you do!

jefferson
12-16-2009, 06:18 AM
Most helpful: Yulitle!!! This guy is the best at what he does!

sureshs
12-16-2009, 07:42 AM
Might I suggest: "Most Mediocre Moderator"?

Aren't you the only moderator? Besides TW Staff I mean. I am not sure how much work you do relative to the other.

One thing is for sure: you are a real moderator and not like the egoistic pompous narrow-minded hateful gasbag that used to be a moderator once.

Geoff
12-16-2009, 08:03 AM
As Geoff, stated, glad to be named along side those two.

My vote for best racquet review would definitely have to go to both Geoff and BHBH, for their "Mega Review Thread" http://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/showthread.php?t=249175

Some excellent stuff in there. :)

Hi Drak
I feel another Mega Review coming up. I think for 2010 we need to kick it up a notch with some video footage!

Sup2Dresq
12-16-2009, 08:14 AM
I am flattered to be in such company!

and you were named second in the list!

Now if you can get fed a few balls in a row when practicing with other posters, perhaps you'll get more respect than Rodney Dangerfield.

http://www.bronxbanterblog.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2009/08/rodney-dangerfield.jpg

Geoff
12-16-2009, 08:31 AM
and you were named second in the list!

Now if you can get fed a few balls in a row when practicing with other posters, perhaps you'll get more respect than Rodney Dangerfield.

http://www.bronxbanterblog.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2009/08/rodney-dangerfield.jpg

Hi Sup
Any way to get hold of some of those big foam balls to make sure I am set up for success?

Breaker
12-16-2009, 08:56 AM
Updated. New categories added Best New Poster and Most Photogenic.

GOAT Previous Winner - MARIUS HANCU
Nominees
Drakulie (3)
Phil (1)
gj011 (2)
Deuce (1)
malakas (1)


Most Helpful (referring to subjects other than pros) Previous Winner - Breakpoint
Nominees
SteveI (1)
Bud (1)
YuLitle (2)
Fee (1)
SystemicAnomalie (1)
Moose Malloy (1)

Most informative (referring to pros) - Previous Winners - Jura and FiveO
Nominees
Moose Malloy (1)
Namranger (1)
Ano (1)
FiveO (1)
Bungalo Bill (1)

Most Logical Previous Winner - Phil
Nominees
Phil (2)
Gorecki (1)
Drakulie (1)

Most Civil Previous Winner - Andres Guazzelli
Nominees
chess9 (1)
batz (1)
35ft6 (1)
Sentinel (1)
zagor (1)
Andres Guazzelli (1)

Best User Name Previous Winner - you cannot be serious!
Nominees
RealityPolice (1)
Serendipitous (1)

Best Avatar - Previous Winners - Mislav and BiGGieStuFF
Nominees
Carsomyr (1)
Nuke (1)
meowmix (1)

Best Signature Previous Winner - Duzza
Nominees
Lakoste
ShooterMcMarco

Funniest - Previous Winner - slicebhcompliment
Nominees
Fedace (2)
Serendipitous (1)
heycal (1)
Phil (1)

Best Thread (please provide link) Previous Winner - Guys Only by oscar
Nominees
Fed/Nadal post match talk by comegetsome (deleted - 1)

Cincinnati the Real Slam by surehs (2)

Don't Like Nadal? Reason pls... by

CanadianChic's Corner by CanadianChic

MMA thread by samprasvsfederer123

Member most wanted to return Previous Winner - mislav
Nominees
Sobad (2)
NickB (4)
Deuce (1)
Rickson (1)
Phil (1)

Best String Reviewer
Nominees

Best Racquet Reviewer
Nominees
drakulie (2)
BounceHitBounceHit (2)
Geoff (2)

Most Photogenic
Nominees
Andres Guazzelli (1)
Peter (1)

2009 Best New Poster
Nominees
xFullCourtTennisx (1)

Gorecki
12-16-2009, 09:09 AM
GOAT
gj011 & heteronims

Most Helpful (referring to subjects other than pros) Previous Winner - Breakpoint????(what were people thinking?)

toss up between Ericson and Vsbabolat

Most informative (referring to pros)
FiveO

Most Logical
Phil

Most Civil
Andres or Zagor... you pick...

Best User Name
tsongaeatingapineapple

Best Avatar
Mandy

Best Signature
Breaker

Funniest

funny : Serendipitous
"funne(i)r" : fedace...

Member most wanted to return
plasma

Best Racquet Reviewer
Drakmeister... :)

ilovecarlos
12-16-2009, 09:09 AM
Cutest pet owned by a member
Nominee...Bailey
Owner...Drakulie
http://img88.imageshack.us/img88/5856/baileypuppy.jpg

drakulie
12-16-2009, 09:16 AM
did someone call me?

http://photos-f.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc3/hs075.snc3/14244_1306167939115_1378044295_846739_1246115_n.jp g (http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=846743&id=1378044295)

beckham
12-16-2009, 09:17 AM
Most Helpful: FYB2007

Sup2Dresq
12-16-2009, 09:17 AM
Cutest pet owned by a member
Nominee...Bailey
Owner...Drakulie
http://img88.imageshack.us/img88/5856/baileypuppy.jpg

Hand/Paws down that dog gets my vote.

She's so cute that a WTA player stopped to say hello to her.

Drakulie reveal the player and story.

malakas
12-16-2009, 09:18 AM
awwww lol :mrgreen: :lol: what a face!

Sup2Dresq
12-16-2009, 09:20 AM
did someone call me?

http://photos-f.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc3/hs075.snc3/14244_1306167939115_1378044295_846739_1246115_n.jp g (http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=846743&id=1378044295)

That dog has the life.

I think besides, Drakulie....that dog has met more TW posters than any other TW dog out there.

Bailey for TW dog GOAT.

*hehe.. dog goat.. cue joke*

P.S. This would be the time Drakulie to not inform the TW crew what bailey does to the cat next door. We don't want a tiger scandal. *lol.. tiger.. cat.. cue joke*.

Sup2Dresq
12-16-2009, 09:21 AM
*Drakulie time to reveal the Japan/Dog shirt pic*.

That should put it over the top.

Topaz
12-16-2009, 09:44 AM
Bailey and Blanca (Andres' dog) have the cutest TTW pet wrapped up.

SFrazeur
12-16-2009, 09:47 AM
Move over Bailey with your cuteness. Here's my gorgeous Lana!

http://photos-f.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc3/hs116.snc3/16354_106874769322702_100000005374249_193473_38545 10_n.jpg

Topaz
12-16-2009, 09:49 AM
^^^She's beautiful! What a great picture!

drakulie
12-16-2009, 09:52 AM
Sfrazeur, thanks for sharing the photo of your pup!! Very cute! :



Sup, some funny stuff there! I love the "tiger" comparison, and you are correct>>> we definitely don't wan't a scandal on the TW forums. Hehehe.

Here is the "weiner" photo:

http://photos-h.ak.fbcdn.net/photos-ak-snc1/v2118/28/62/1378044295/n1378044295_216081_2259.jpg (http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=380228&id=1378044295)




PS, the WTA player is, Vera Dushevina.

sureshs
12-16-2009, 12:20 PM
Sfrazeur, thanks for sharing the photo of your pup!! Very cute! :



Sup, some funny stuff there! I love the "tiger" comparison, and you are correct>>> we definitely don't wan't a scandal on the TW forums. Hehehe.

Here is the "weiner" photo:

http://photos-h.ak.fbcdn.net/photos-ak-snc1/v2118/28/62/1378044295/n1378044295_216081_2259.jpg (http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=380228&id=1378044295)




PS, the WTA player is, Vera Dushevina.


Who officially changed her name from ******vina (not kidding)

SteveI
12-16-2009, 02:21 PM
It's been a long year and decade ladies and gents - and we all know that every legitimate institution must have some form of appreciation for those who are involved in it. Those who have gone through struggle, tears, success, and trolls to achieve what they have. At TTW we are united through one simple common characteristic, a love for tennis. That degree of love varies from minimal in some cases to passionate in others (or as we like to refer to them as...3.0 club players). What keeps people coming back is the people here, many great, cool, genuine people are all over this site and express their opinions and even meet each other in real life! Many friends have been made through this site and it is great to see, look at the TW chapters threads and you'll find just about everyone is welcoming and most are lovely to chat with. Hell look at Canadian Chic's thread, almost 14,000 posts of people just conversing with each other and caring about their lives!
The people are great and those who set up the site did a great job making sure it is friendly and accessible for those of all ages. Sure there have been many disagreements and even fights but that's to be expected on the internet and in person as well.

So that is why the TTW awards are here, to give appreciation to the members of this site who have given time to make it a great experience for all involved. Of course there are rules involved..

RULES

1. No awards or nominations intended to insult other people, one awards thread was pulled for that years back. So basically use common sense.

2. Each vote will be kept track of and updated on this first post in the thread, voting ends on the first day of the pro tennis season in January. You can nominate more than one person for the same award and also can nominate the same person for multiple awards. It would be nice if you didn't vote for yourself though haha.

3. Err I think that's it really :)

Just copy the template and add your votes there, you may suggest new awards as well.

THE CATEGORIES

Template:
GOAT:
Most Helpful:
Most Informative:
Most Logical
Most Civil
Best User Name:
Best Avatar (post pic or describe):
Best Signature (post evidence):
Funniest:
Best Thread (link):
Most wanted to return
Best String Reviewer
Best Racquet Reviewer
Most Photogenic
Best New Poster

]GOAT Previous Winner - MARIUS HANCU
Nominees
Drakulie (3)
Phil (1)
gj011 (2)
Deuce (1)
malakas (1)


Most Helpful (referring to subjects other than pros) Previous Winner - Breakpoint
Nominees
SteveI (1)
Bud (1)
YuLitle (2)
Fee (1)
SystemicAnomalie (1)
Moose Malloy (1)

Most informative (referring to pros) - Previous Winners - Jura and FiveO
Nominees
Moose Malloy (1)
Namranger (1)
Ano (1)
FiveO (1)
Bungalo Bill (1)

Most Logical Previous Winner - Phil
Nominees
Phil (2)
Gorecki (1)
Drakulie (1)

Most Civil Previous Winner - Andres Guazzelli
Nominees
chess9 (1)
batz (1)
35ft6 (1)
Sentinel (1)
zagor (1)
Andres Guazzelli (1)

Best User Name Previous Winner - you cannot be serious!
Nominees
RealityPolice (1)
Serendipitous (1)

Best Avatar - Previous Winners - Mislav and BiGGieStuFF
Nominees
Carsomyr (1)
Nuke (1)
meowmix (1)

Best Signature Previous Winner - Duzza
Nominees
Lakoste
ShooterMcMarco

Funniest - Previous Winner - slicebhcompliment
Nominees
Fedace (2)
Serendipitous (1)
heycal (1)
Phil (1)

Best Thread (please provide link) Previous Winner - Guys Only by oscar
Nominees
Fed/Nadal post match talk by comegetsome (deleted - 1)

Cincinnati the Real Slam by surehs (2)

Don't Like Nadal? Reason pls... by

CanadianChic's Corner by CanadianChic

MMA thread by samprasvsfederer123

Member most wanted to return Previous Winner - mislav
Nominees
Sobad (2)
NickB (4)
Deuce (1)
Rickson (1)
Phil (1)

Best String Reviewer
Nominees

Best Racquet Reviewer
Nominees
drakulie (2)
BounceHitBounceHit (2)
Geoff (2)

Most Photogenic
Nominees
Andres Guazzelli (1)
Peter (1)

2009 Best New Poster
Nominees
xFullCourtTennisx (1)[/QUOTE]

Thanks including me on the list.. "Its just an honor to be Nominated"


Steve

CanadianChic
12-16-2009, 04:15 PM
Might I suggest: "Most Mediocre Moderator"?

Aren't you the only non-Admin moderator now Dire? You are anything BUT mediocre my friend! Overworked, underpaid and doing a damn fine job of five, let alone one I would say.

Thanks for the thread nod Breaker.

Bailey does make me smile but to nominate her would be a blow to my own amazing ball of hair so I must refrain from this category. I will note that he vomited in his water dish yesterday - how is that for manners and an easy clean up? :shock:

LiveForever
12-16-2009, 04:20 PM
GOAT-GJ011. this poster is probably bigger than the forum itself. He has been banned for almost 6 months now and he continues to be a topic of discussion. He is gonna live forever on these forums. Sad thing is I never witnessed him post.

most civil- Borg Number one.

CanadianChic
12-16-2009, 04:21 PM
^^Take a hard look and you'll see he still walks the forum.

diredesire
12-16-2009, 04:23 PM
Aren't you the only non-Admin moderator now Dire? You are anything BUT mediocre my friend! Overworked, underpaid and doing a damn fine job of five, let alone one I would say.

Thanks for the thread nod Breaker.

Bailey does make me smile but to nominate her would be a blow to my own amazing ball of hair so I must refrain from this category. I will note that he vomited in his water dish yesterday - how is that for manners and an easy clean up? :shock:
That's what I'm sayin! I'd win any of the above in a landslide, we'll just go for mediocre as a happy medium :)

aimr75
12-16-2009, 04:36 PM
Most Helpful: Bungalo Bill
Most Informative: Tricky
Best Racquet Reviewer BounceHitBounceHit

Andres
12-16-2009, 08:40 PM
Bailey and Blanca (Andres' dog) have the cutest TTW pet wrapped up.

http://photos-h.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc1/hs188.snc1/6291_264382935523_613645523_8589943_1762178_n.jpg

:D

Hot Sauce
12-16-2009, 10:53 PM
Best Poster With A Cartoon Soldier In His Avatar: ??

woodrow1029
12-17-2009, 09:34 AM
Best TW umpire? :-)

dropshot winner
12-17-2009, 09:36 AM
How about the category "Most consistent hater"? There would be a lot of candidates.

ilovecarlos
12-17-2009, 10:43 AM
http://photos-h.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc1/hs188.snc1/6291_264382935523_613645523_8589943_1762178_n.jpg

:D



Yes, yes...the lovely Bianca Guazzelli is a contender....

now we need a new shot of Paws....CC...we're waiting.
We need the other species to be represented...(the better one...cough cough)

hollywood9826
12-17-2009, 12:03 PM
Another category

"player whose skills were mostly overrated by people on TT having never actually seen that players results"

we can call it the annual Dane Cook TT Doosh award.

SFrazeur
12-17-2009, 12:11 PM
Reject categories that I would love to see:

Poster who shared way too much information about their personal life and made everyone who read it feel painfully uncomfortable.

Funniest Misspellings in a post--of All Time

I think I would win that one :D

-SF

Xenakis
12-17-2009, 12:27 PM
Bailey and Blanca (Andres' dog) have the cutest TTW pet wrapped up.

Is Andres a family name?, i.e. more than one Andres who own this dog?. If yes then the apostrophe is correct, if not and the Andres is singular (only one Andres) it should be, Andres's dog.

However, some disagree and think it's acceptable to use the plural form if the word ends in S as it saves space or something. I however do not as clarity and accuracy are more important than brevity (apart from special circumstances like sending a text message or something.)

See...

http://www.apostrophe.org.uk/

Recap..

Andres's dog (one Andres.)
Andres' dog (more than one Andres.)

I hope that is clear.

Sup2Dresq
12-17-2009, 12:50 PM
Another category

"player whose skills were mostly overrated by people on TT having never actually seen that players results"

we can call it the annual Dane Cook TT Doosh award.

Build it and they will come.

Ross K
12-17-2009, 01:15 PM
I nominate, NickB.

Careful!... a man could get himself banned for advocating the return of Nick... (And I should know!:roll: )

Blinkism
12-17-2009, 01:25 PM
I hope that is clear.

Thanks for making that clear and for saving this discussion from derailing itself into a linguistic cesspool of typographical errors and grammatical travesty.

I'd like to nominate Xenakis for biggest wiseass on TW.

Cheers :)

Topaz
12-17-2009, 01:35 PM
I'm having difficulty wrapping my head around the idea of 'most logical' as Drakulie!!!

Bestest grammarian = Xenakis

Thanks for making that clear and for saving this discussion from derailing itself into a linguistic cesspool of typographical errors and grammatical travesty.

I'd like to nominate Xenakis for biggest wiseass on TW.

Cheers :)

So, two nominations for Xenakis!

T1000
12-17-2009, 01:40 PM
Is Andres a family name?, i.e. more than one Andres who own this dog?. If yes then the apostrophe is correct, if not and the Andres is singular (only one Andres) it should be, Andres's dog.

However, some disagree and think it's acceptable to use the plural form if the word ends in S as it saves space or something. I however do not as clarity and accuracy are more important than brevity (apart from special circumstances like sending a text message or something.)

See...

http://www.apostrophe.org.uk/

Recap..

Andres's dog (one Andres.)
Andres' dog (more than one Andres.)

I hope that is clear.

You shouldn't have a comma right after the question mark. I hope that is clear.

Andres
12-17-2009, 04:09 PM
Bianca caused a semantic riot.

ilovecarlos
12-17-2009, 04:32 PM
Beauties often do Andres

jimbo333
12-17-2009, 04:43 PM
did someone call me?

http://photos-f.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc3/hs075.snc3/14244_1306167939115_1378044295_846739_1246115_n.jp g (http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=846743&id=1378044295)

Nice looking dog:)

Xenakis
12-17-2009, 04:50 PM
You shouldn't have a comma right after the question mark. I hope that is clear.

Well spotted, you passed the test.

Although it's only really a style issue (not a semantic one like possessive apostrophes) it is worth observing.

No full stops/periods/commas after question marks (question marks also function as full stops/periods.)

That's that then.

Topaz
12-17-2009, 07:18 PM
Bianca caused a semantic riot.

It wasn't Bianca (sorry for remembering her name incorrectly), it was Andres! Or Andres'? Or Andres's?!?

Xenakis...I actually was a bit stumped on this the other day, not when I made the post you quoted (which, yes, should be Andres's), but when I was posting a new thread about Wickmayer and Malisse. I titled it 'Belgians' Ban Lifted'. Pretty sure that is correct, yes? I had to reason through it a bit...more than one Belgian, more than one ban...???

Sentinel
12-17-2009, 07:31 PM
Best Poster With A Cartoon Soldier In His Avatar: ??
:)
And let's not forget "Best Poster with 1907 posts"

Dedans Penthouse
12-17-2009, 08:37 PM
^^^^^^^^^
And let's not forget the ("top shelf") poster whose avatar has cut 'moi' to the quick...props! ...wink

well played - lol

u my daddy! haha

Xenakis
12-18-2009, 05:39 AM
It wasn't Bianca (sorry for remembering her name incorrectly), it was Andres! Or Andres'? Or Andres's?!?

Xenakis...I actually was a bit stumped on this the other day, not when I made the post you quoted (which, yes, should be Andres's), but when I was posting a new thread about Wickmayer and Malisse. I titled it 'Belgians' Ban Lifted'. Pretty sure that is correct, yes? I had to reason through it a bit...more than one Belgian, more than one ban...???

The Belgian's ban (one Belgian.)

The Belgians' ban (more than one Belgian.)

Correct.

I've got three Flemish cousins as it happens. Fascinating.

malakas
12-18-2009, 05:46 AM
best alcoholic :Xenakis.

Andres is plural too.

Gorecki
12-18-2009, 06:13 AM
Andres is plural too.

are you saying Andres is Bipolar?:) j\k

SFrazeur
12-18-2009, 06:16 AM
best alcoholic :Xenakis.

Andres is plural too.


Let's not bring his sex life into this. . .

-SF

Xenakis
12-18-2009, 07:00 AM
best alcoholic :Xenakis.



Malakas, you're obsessed.

malakas
12-18-2009, 08:33 AM
are you saying Andres is Bipolar?:) j\k

if bipolar is the nicest way to say crazy weirdo..yes.:)


[In my language andres is the plural of andras which means man.(Androgyny for example) So andres means many men.]

35ft6
12-18-2009, 08:58 AM
GOAT: !Tym
Most Civil JollyRoger
Funniest: Dedan or Fedace
Best Thread (link): Post Your Picture
Most wanted to return: Rickson
Most Photogenic: Meg
Most Benevolent: Chess9

Topaz
12-18-2009, 09:39 AM
if bipolar is the nicest way to say crazy weirdo..yes.:)


[In my language andres is the plural of andras which means man.(Androgyny for example) So andres means many men.]

:shock::shock::twisted:

ilovecarlos
12-18-2009, 10:03 AM
:)
And let's not forget "Best Poster with 1907 posts"

Favorite "new" avatar

^^^^^^^^^
And let's not forget the ("top shelf") poster whose avatar has cut 'moi' to the quick...props! ...wink

well played - lol

u my daddy! haha

u always MY daddy;)

malakas
12-18-2009, 10:06 AM
worst new avatar : 35ft6!:mad: why?????!! it's like phil changing his sympathetic bright young man avatar.:(

oscar_2424
12-18-2009, 11:08 AM
i need a new avatar

malakas
12-18-2009, 11:16 AM
i need a new avatar


ha!Is that a challenge???http://i102.photobucket.com/albums/m105/bagdaddy_2006/smilies/devil.gif http://i102.photobucket.com/albums/m105/bagdaddy_2006/smilies/plotting.gif

Here's one for christmas.
http://images.bizrate.com/resize?sq=220&uid=1607794983

Xenakis
12-18-2009, 11:19 AM
i need a new avatar

I think this would be more appropriate given your current avatar..

http://www.cookievision.com/images/GG_XMas2009Handbills_FrontWEB.jpg

(don't listen to Malakas, she reads modernist literature and likes to believe I'm and alcoholic, and she lives in Greece.)

35ft6
12-18-2009, 12:44 PM
worst new avatar : 35ft6!:mad: why?????!! it's like phil changing his sympathetic bright young man avatar.:(It's a Panda with a pipe in his mouth. Wearing one of Charles Oakley's suits. Come on!!!

Dedans Penthouse
12-18-2009, 04:30 PM
Favorite "new" avatar

u always MY daddy;)
Mammmie!....how I luv ya, how I luv ya! ....my dear 'young' MAMMIE!

(jus' for the purpose of a response kumquat.......though truth be told--i think we'd both agree--i always got creeped-out by that ('racist'?) delivery by Jolson)

Fee
12-18-2009, 04:42 PM
Best signature (although it is not new) would be Phil's quote of Tim Henman telling a ball boy to get off his *** and get him a Coke.

Andres
12-18-2009, 04:51 PM
if bipolar is the nicest way to say crazy weirdo..yes.:)

[In my language andres is the plural of andras which means man.(Androgyny for example) So andres means many men.]

:shock::shock::twisted:
"My name is Legion, for we are many"

malakas
12-18-2009, 04:53 PM
(don't listen to Malakas, she reads modernist literature and likes to believe I'm and alcoholic, and she lives in Greece.)

Topaz!!Please explain how many grammar and syntax rules this poor drunk has broken.

Topaz
12-18-2009, 08:17 PM
Topaz!!Please explain how many grammar and syntax rules this poor drunk has broken.

Oh no, how the mighty have fallen!!! Say it isn't so!!!

Xenakis
12-19-2009, 04:10 AM
Topaz!!Please explain how many grammar and syntax rules this poor drunk has broken.

Very funny. Just a typo, my PA must have missed it.

Andres
12-19-2009, 05:06 AM
THE MIGHTY HAVE FALLEN!!!!!!!! :lol:

Topaz
12-19-2009, 10:17 AM
Very funny. Just a typo, my PA must have missed it.

It is okay Xenakis, we still love you!

And you know, sometimes some of us have typos too...it is okay! *patting Xenakis's hand* ;)

ilovecarlos
12-19-2009, 10:28 AM
Almost forgot.....

Wanted to see return...
ananda (master Penthouse)
All is forgiven, just come home

Xenakis
12-19-2009, 12:41 PM
It is okay Xenakis, we still love you!

And you know, sometimes some of us have typos too...it is okay! *patting Xenakis's hand* ;)

Thanks Topaz *glares over shoulder at Malakas*

Kenny022593
12-19-2009, 01:03 PM
Cody or Eph should get the most improved player award =D

ilovecarlos
12-19-2009, 01:12 PM
Thanks Topaz *glares over shoulder at Malakas*



Be careful...you don't want to know what happened to the last person that glared at Malakas:shock:

Sup2Dresq
12-19-2009, 02:44 PM
Be careful...you don't want to know what happened to the last person that glared at Malakas:shock:

It's not pretty.. and really messy.

http://images.google.com/url?source=imgres&ct=tbn&q=http://www.dvdinmypants.com/features/10-05/images/creepshow2.jpg&usg=AFQjCNFME-FkZo27gc6yu4KqFVUj8GQ-8A

Topaz
12-19-2009, 03:12 PM
Thanks Topaz *glares over shoulder at Malakas*

I think Malakas wants the top spot at the Nalby club!

She would make a worthy leader!

Just don't make any bets with her regarding your avatar, ok?

Xenakis
12-19-2009, 03:25 PM
1: Malakas started it by calling me an alcoholic all the time (don't tell her I had a hangover this morning)
2: Her attempts to usurp me as Nalby club chairman are flattering but ultimately ineffectual.

Topaz
12-19-2009, 04:13 PM
Ok, I most definitely will *not* tell Malakas that you had a hangover (again) this morning!!!

My lips are sealed!!! :twisted:

Andres
12-19-2009, 04:14 PM
Ok, I most definitely will *not* tell Malakas that you had a hangover (again) this morning!!!

My lips are sealed!!! :twisted:
Ahhhh, sneaky sneaky!

Xenakis
12-19-2009, 04:19 PM
Ok, I most definitely will *not* tell Malakas that you had a hangover (again) this morning!!!

My lips are sealed!!! :twisted:

Again?, did I have one before recently? I can't remember, probably a bad sign.

It was a good night anyway, probably worth it though it would have been good If I went to bed a bit earlier as I missed the postman delivering my new racquet (8.30am is just too early when you went to bed about 6.)

Topaz
12-20-2009, 04:58 AM
Andres, happy, happy birthday!!!

Xenakis, which racquet did you miss getting? You are one crazy, partying grammarian! ;)

Xenakis
12-20-2009, 05:24 AM
Andres, happy, happy birthday!!!

Xenakis, which racquet did you miss getting? You are one crazy, partying grammarian! ;)

Head Speed Pro. I'll collect it from the postal depot tomorrow, hopefully will get to try it out later in the day.

chess9
12-20-2009, 07:06 AM
Most Informative: Ano; with honorable mention to BungaloBill and MooseMalloy.

Most Civil: This is not a civilized place, but I give Dire Desire this award because he tolerates more nonsense than any human should be required to tolerate, and he does it with a very light touch. TT should be lightly moderated IMHO, so I appreciate someone who understands the value of vigorous First Amendment rights. :)

-Robert

ilovecarlos
12-20-2009, 07:53 AM
For Sunday birthdays,
I nominate Andres! Happy Birthday

Topaz
12-20-2009, 05:04 PM
Head Speed Pro. I'll collect it from the postal depot tomorrow, hopefully will get to try it out later in the day.

I've been giving thought to doing some demoing, too...trying to start narrowing it down, but I end up feeling like a dog chasing its own tail. (its? it's? that one is another stumper for me)

Xenakis
12-20-2009, 05:40 PM
I've been giving thought to doing some demoing, too...trying to start narrowing it down, but I end up feeling like a dog chasing its own tail. (its? it's? that one is another stumper for me)

'It's' is a contraction, means 'it is' or 'it has.' Like 'they're' or 'I've' and so on.

'Its' is possessive.

E.g.

It's snowing outside (it is snowing outside.)

The snow is doing its best to stop us playing tennis.

Re racquets, I've bought a few recently, should probably sell some but I get attached to things. A bit sad perhaps, I should get some lessons from a Buddhist about it or something.

What racquet do you use atm?

ananda
12-21-2009, 05:25 AM
Almost forgot.....

Wanted to see return...
ananda (master Penthouse)
All is forgiven, just come home
When did I ever _go_ ?

-- "Pugsley" (Mr DP's nick for me) ;-)

ilovecarlos
12-21-2009, 07:50 AM
^^^^How are things with young Puglsy?^^^^
You have been missed;)

Gorecki
12-21-2009, 08:19 AM
if bipolar is the nicest way to say crazy weirdo..yes.:)


[In my language andres is the plural of andras which means man.(Androgyny for example) So andres means many men.]

that's what is special about him... who else could be both Dr. Gregory House and Goran Ivanisevic at the same time?:)

ananda
12-21-2009, 08:48 AM
^^^^How are things with young Puglsy?^^^^
You have been missed;)
Just fine! Mischief as usual.
Have been following your posts, so its not like i was ever away :-)

sureshs
12-21-2009, 01:03 PM
Just fine! Mischief as usual.
Have been following your posts, so its not like i was ever away :-)

Shouldn't you be meditating in Tiruvannamalai in the ashramam rather than reading TW :-)

Dedans Penthouse
12-21-2009, 02:09 PM
Happy Holidays Ananda and sincere best wishes to both you and your loved ones.

Mike Bulgakov
12-21-2009, 09:43 PM
Almost forgot.....

Wanted to see return...
ananda (master Penthouse)
All is forgiven, just come home

I thought you and Dedans sent poor ananda to a tawdry Spanish island, so he could attend Carlos Moya's two-handed backhand camp, "SOFT, SHORT, AND LACKING PENETRATION: LEARN TO SWING LIKE CARLOS!" I know ananda always wanted to learn a two-handed backhand, and ILC explained to him that Moya's backhand is the best.

Topaz
12-21-2009, 09:53 PM
What racquet do you use atm?

I currently use the kTour. And it is an excellent racquet! However, I'm starting to be 'seduced' by some frames that could offer me more power (I'm barely 5'4" and tend to get pushed around and overpowered)...I hit with a friend's aeropro drive tonight, and it was sweeeet. (<---spelling on purpose there!)

I'm planning on demoing after the holidays.

aphex
12-22-2009, 03:26 AM
most wanted to return: JoeyG
funniest: Dr. Fedace (who else??)

Xenakis
12-22-2009, 08:31 AM
I currently use the kTour. And it is an excellent racquet! However, I'm starting to be 'seduced' by some frames that could offer me more power (I'm barely 5'4" and tend to get pushed around and overpowered)...I hit with a friend's aeropro drive tonight, and it was sweeeet. (<---spelling on purpose there!)

I'm planning on demoing after the holidays.

Not tried the KTour but it looks pretty decent. Head heavy balance though which wouldn't suit me, as you say it's quite low powered based on the specs so perhaps you would benefit from something with a bit more umph if you don't have a really fast swing.

Some women players at my club use Babolats and seem to get on well with them (Yonexs are popular too.)

One of the best women players is shorter than you btw, she is barely 5ft 2 I would guess. She's quick and hits the ball cleanly.

Unfortunately my new Speed Pro flew out of my hand today (somehow, on an overhead) and slammed into the very hard concrete indoor court and made a nasty noise (might have nightmares about that.)

It's scuffed and chipped a bit but doesn't appear to be cracked thankfully, but the buttcap needed repairing and I ordered a new one. I tried not to be too miffed about it as I walked back from the court but was glad when the nice lady at the racquet shop managed to fix it (I might buy another one from the guy I got it from actually, he has two left.)

malakas
12-22-2009, 11:26 AM
that's what happens,you get drunk => you miss your racquet.:rolleyes: tsk tsk


glad to see you back my dear friend ananda....Long time...no see..:p ;)

Mike Bulgakov has to get nominated for some award after all these amazing lemur posts.

Joeyg
12-22-2009, 12:32 PM
Thank you, Aphex. At least someone got it. Happy holidays.

Xenakis
12-22-2009, 12:39 PM
that's what happens,you get drunk => you miss your racquet.:rolleyes: tsk tsk


glad to see you back my dear friend ananda....Long time...no see..:p ;)

Mike Bulgakov has to get nominated for some award after all these amazing lemur posts.

I thought you were on holiday or something. I shouldn't have mentioned the racquet incident, like feeding you an easy ball.

ilovecarlos
12-22-2009, 12:56 PM
I thought you and Dedans sent poor ananda to a tawdry Spanish island, so he could attend Carlos Moya's two-handed backhand camp, "SOFT, SHORT, AND LACKING PENETRATION: LEARN TO SWING LIKE CARLOS!" I know ananda always wanted to learn a two-handed backhand, and ILC explained to him that Moya's backhand is the best.

Actually, we decided to send young Ananda to the lesser known, Carlos Moya run around your backhand and leave a ton of court open academy;)

I thought you were on holiday or something. I shouldn't have mentioned the racquet incident, like feeding you an easy ball.

I told you not to mess with the all knowing all seeing Malakas...or you'll be sorry.....very very sorry;)

Sup2Dresq
12-22-2009, 01:26 PM
Actually, we decided to send young Ananda to the lesser known, Carlos Moya run around your backhand and leave a ton of court open academy;)

Phew. ILC I was hoping you didn't send her to the Moya Floozie comb my hair academy.

Poor Charlie... no one understands him except maybe Tiger..Wilt Chamberlain... etc...

Xenakis
12-22-2009, 02:06 PM
I told you not to mess with the all knowing all seeing Malakas...or you'll be sorry.....very very sorry;)

I'm beginning to understand.

Topaz
12-22-2009, 02:45 PM
that's what happens,you get drunk => you miss your racquet.:rolleyes: tsk tsk


I thought you were on holiday or something. I shouldn't have mentioned the racquet incident, like feeding you an easy ball.

LOL! I'm tearing up over here you two!

X, I got to hit with the older pure drive today in a clinic, and it was like buttah (that's on purpose!) on groundies!

Oh, I'm so confused! I don't really have the money to be buying racquets, either...as it is my shoes are falling apart! I'm almost afraid to demo now because I have a feeling I will really like me some pure drive babolat action!

Xenakis
12-22-2009, 03:07 PM
LOL! I'm tearing up over here you two!

X, I got to hit with the older pure drive today in a clinic, and it was like buttah (that's on purpose!) on groundies!

Oh, I'm so confused! I don't really have the money to be buying racquets, either...as it is my shoes are falling apart! I'm almost afraid to demo now because I have a feeling I will really like me some pure drive babolat action!

Not tried any of the Pure Drives but they seem pretty popular (probably because they are quite powerful and not that heavy, the specs say they are really stiff though but they can't be that uncomfortable or they wouldn't be so popular.)

Get some new shoes and a new racquet, just get it all on credit and/or don't pay the rent/mortage. I'm sure it will be fine :-/

I could do with selling one of my racquets so I can get another Speed Pro, don't really want sell any but I'd like two of them so I might have to.

ananda
12-22-2009, 07:00 PM
I thought you and Dedans sent poor ananda to a tawdry Spanish island, so he could attend Carlos Moya's two-handed backhand camp, "SOFT, SHORT, AND LACKING PENETRATION: LEARN TO SWING LIKE CARLOS!" I know ananda always wanted to learn a two-handed backhand, and ILC explained to him that Moya's backhand is the best.
Hehe. Actually ilc packed me of to the cheaper Tommy Robredo Serve Your Way to Victory camp. Occasionally, we get talks on mental toughness by Nic Almagro.

Nice observation, suresh.

chess9
12-23-2009, 07:33 AM
How about best Rants & Raves thread (i.e. Homeownership is overrated!)?
Best flame war (i.e. Sampras' Peers >>>> Federer's Peers)?

Most Helpful Thread? Something from the health and fitness or instruction pages? Just by way of example, both Ano and BungaloBill have made contributions in those sections that are of a very high caliber. Ano's posts are, surprise surprise!, well ANNOTATED. ;) BB's posts are the result of years of teaching and thinking about tennis and are usually profoundly helpful.

As an aside, I'm constantly amazed at the questions that keep popping up over and over again in those two sections. Learning is a process...and one for life.

-Robert

ilovecarlos
12-23-2009, 10:24 AM
Hehe. Actually ilc packed me of to the cheaper Tommy Robredo Serve Your Way to Victory camp. Occasionally, we get talks on mental toughness by Nic Almagro.

Nice observation, suresh.



ILC is bursting with pride to see so much of Dedan's wit has been absorbed by young Puglsey;)

Topaz
12-23-2009, 10:42 AM
Not tried any of the Pure Drives but they seem pretty popular (probably because they are quite powerful and not that heavy, the specs say they are really stiff though but they can't be that uncomfortable or they wouldn't be so popular.)

Get some new shoes and a new racquet, just get it all on credit and/or don't pay the rent/mortage. I'm sure it will be fine :-/

I could do with selling one of my racquets so I can get another Speed Pro, don't really want sell any but I'd like two of them so I might have to.

On the way I have the following:

PD
PD lite
APD
nCode Npro Open
Kblade team

I've demoed the kBlade team in the past and want to give it another try. I'm really hoping I love the nCode since it is the cheapest!!! :) And I'm suddenly tempted by the Babolats! Aiy, aiy, aiy!

Xenakis
12-23-2009, 11:45 AM
On the way I have the following:

PD
PD lite
APD
nCode Npro Open
Kblade team

I've demoed the kBlade team in the past and want to give it another try. I'm really hoping I love the nCode since it is the cheapest!!! :) And I'm suddenly tempted by the Babolats! Aiy, aiy, aiy!

Ooh, very nice. I hear (from some of the board here) that the Nblade is supposed to be 'better' than the Kblade, can't remember why but a couple of players at my club use the NBlade and seem to like it a lot. Might be worth looking for one if they are still available.

Most likely you'll find something you like amongst those, I wouldn't be swayed on price though because if you do you might end up having to buy another racquet later on.

I think I've managed to sell one of my racquets (Dunlop AG200) and was going to get another Speed Pro from the guy I got my first one from but he has sold them all now, they were cheap too. Meh, I think I'll use the money for more lessons instead.

Dedans Penthouse
12-23-2009, 12:13 PM
^^^^^^^

Best Director: heycal

Ano
12-23-2009, 05:00 PM
Most Helpful Thread? Something from the health and fitness or instruction pages? Just by way of example, both Ano and BungaloBill have made contributions in those sections that are of a very high caliber. Ano's posts are, surprise surprise!, well ANNOTATED. ;) BB's posts are the result of years of teaching and thinking about tennis and are usually profoundly helpful.

As an aside, I'm constantly amazed at the questions that keep popping up over and over again in those two sections. Learning is a process...and one for life.

-Robert

Thanks mate!

ShooterMcMarco
12-23-2009, 08:18 PM
Most Helpful

I nominate Aykhan Mammadov.

He always has the best advice for any serious tennis player. For example, telling the #1 player in the world to stop "trembling" when he plays Nadal.

diredesire
12-24-2009, 02:06 PM
Xmas eve, woohoo! i don't want to spend my holidays babysitting, lets keep it on topic, and civil.

Maybe we can make a new year's resolution thread where we all pledge to be nice to each other, and not jerks? :)

Cheers, it's just a message board. Spend time with your families.

DD

maverick66
12-24-2009, 03:05 PM
Thanks mate!

I agree with him Ano. Your one of the few people I will admit know more than me when it comes to the fitness.:)

Maybe we can make a new year's resolution thread where we all pledge to be nice to each other, and not jerks? :)

And take all the fun out of TW? Isnt acting like a little kid and calling each other names what the holidays are all about?

ananda
12-24-2009, 08:05 PM
Cheers, it's just a message board. Spend time with your families.

DD

Merry Christmas all.

Hey, DD, Its holiday time. I am _escaping_ my family :-D

Serendipitous
12-24-2009, 08:13 PM
Xmas eve, woohoo! i don't want to spend my holidays babysitting, lets keep it on topic, and civil.

Maybe we can make a new year's resolution thread where we all pledge to be nice to each other, and not jerks? :)

Cheers, it's just a message board. Spend time with your families.

DD

Happy holidays!!!! :D:D:D

Leelord337
12-26-2009, 08:05 PM
Most Helpful: FYB2007

this guy's youtube channel is the best, it is very helpful

also..my vote for funniest tt poster is actually a tossup b/w sentinel & teniseawilliams, 'n most clever poster is d.p. ;),

also the tt king 'n queen go to.... *drum roll* --should let the ladies vote here-- 'n megacedu

ananda
12-26-2009, 11:19 PM
Best prediction of the year to Leelord (see his sig), when most thought Feddy Bear was done 'n dusted.

Leelord337
12-27-2009, 02:09 PM
^^^haha thx :P but investing in federer stock always goes back up in value, like bank of america ;) 'n i vote u for best avatar, <3 new zealand

ananda
12-28-2009, 06:27 AM
^^^haha thx :P but investing in federer stock always goes back up in value, like bank of america ;) 'n i vote u for best avatar, <3 new zealand
Yeah, but you must have bawlls of steel to put that in your sig when the chips were down. My sig last year and most of this was something like "still waiting for Federer to win the FO" and it was sort of like a joke :-) but he did.

Well, BOA closed down in my country, so i am not sure whether you are being sarcy or what. Love your jokes, btw.
Looks like everyone else at TT is nursing a hangover ;-)

JLBAYERR
12-28-2009, 07:14 PM
Best Avatar: 35ft6
Seriously. What's cooler than a panda smoking a pipe?

LiveForever
12-28-2009, 10:15 PM
this guy's youtube channel is the best, it is very helpful

also..my vote for funniest tt poster is actually a tossup b/w sentinel & teniseawilliams, 'n most clever poster is d.p. ;),

also the tt king 'n queen go to.... *drum roll* --should let the ladies vote here-- 'n megacedu

No doubt about this one. Dedans Penthouse is prob the cleverest poster I have encountered yet on the internets. :)

Sentinel
01-03-2010, 10:09 AM
No doubt about this one. Dedans Penthouse is prob the cleverest poster I have encountered yet on the internets. :)
Hey, if you think Dedan's is clever, then you ain't nevah heard of Senator Jay Bullworth.

But they are quite different, like apples and oranges really.